Magic & Miracles, miracles, thanksgiving

Miracles & Moments

“Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing.” Dr. Wayne Dyer

I am forever amazed at the miracles in life. These are the moments that I say ‘move me’ but when I think about it, it is more so the ones that stop me in my tracks and take my breath away. 🙂

And these are usually simple things. I might be looking for something and as I say it in my head ex. “Where are my glasses?”.. and my eyes land upon them.

My favorite miracles are the ones I witness every day in nature. The perfect shape of a maple leaf. The soft edges and smoothness of the rocks that I pick up on my beach. And the fact that every day there are new ones rocks and new miracles! Gifts and miracle galore!

A picture that I took of pebbles on the beach and a perfect maple leaf lying in the middle of the pebbles.

Today is Thanksgiving for my American friends and family and what a perfect time to be thankful for the miracles in life.

We have been in turbulent times but the true beauty of it all, is that we are remembering about the things that matter and the miracles in life.

YOU my friend, are a MIRACLE. The gift of your eyes reading my blog post is a gift to me! And I honor that gift and the miracle of you. Thank you.

Happy Thanksgiving to all and I hope that each and everyone who reads these word will take time today to appreciate the miracles before them.

Blessings

Maggie

P.S. As a side note, when I was going to go look for pictures for this blog post ie. a rock one and a maple leaf one, I remembered that I had the perfect picture! I took this one and it actually placed in a photo contest for a 2002 calendar…. and it is the featured picture for November, 2020 and is open to this page on my wall right now!!! Ha ha ha. I just found this so funny and another sign of a miracle… it was right there in front of me the whole time!!!!!

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Family, Joy, thanksgiving

Thankful this Thanksgiving

This morning I walked into the kitchen and saw my Turkey platter in the dish rack and the sun shining behind it. How beautiful. I reflected upon the lovely Thanksgiving dinner we had here yesterday. It is my favorite meal and occasion to prepare for.

My Big Turkey Platter

Every holiday that we have turkey, I bring out this platter. I love using our special dishes and such to make the occasion even more festive and enJOYable. My sister-in-law loved this platter so much, I also found one for her 🙂 I love thrift shopping as many of you know. So much JOY!

We make so many happy memories at these get togethers and it is just so good to spend time together and to appreciate each other and to honor who we are and where we came from… that is family. Not everyone makes every holiday but that is okay, we celebrate and enJOY with whoever is able to attend. And sometimes most of us are there. I am so grateful to still have all my siblings here on earth.

As with most families we get some traditions happening. Big Audrey (because there is a little Audrey) or Baba as we call her, always carves the turkey. She is in her 80’s and still gets up there and does this. We all love it. Baba always brings me a useful gift even though I tell her she need not bring anything. One year it was an amazing turkey cutting board with spikes to hold the turkey and a little run way for the juices. Awesome. We now use it on every turkey occasion. Bubba and I both like to thrift shop hee hee. We have many happy discussions around this and often bump into each other our favorite stores. It makes me smile every time. 🙂 🙂 🙂

The cutting board from Baba.. think how many memories have been made through its use. Beautiful!

This year Baba brought an apron to wear and to leave for me when finished. Perfect! One can never have enough aprons, especially with many hands helping in the kitchen. 🙂

The apron Audrey brought me. One of many throughout the years.

With the cooler temperature at this time of year, it makes it even cozier and warming. We even had snow on the ground yesterday. 🙂

Our meal was wonderful of course. We had many laughs, smiles and JOYS. We listened to Uncle John tell his many jokes and I could tell that each one of us appreciated them more than ever. We all know that life is a cycle and what we have now, we will not always, so everything is more enhanced and appreciated.

I am grateful that my family, like myself, gets more and more appreciative of moments like this. In fact, these moments are sacred to me (tears streaming down my face as I type this). I watch and observe that as we get older it means more and I watch and know that my daughter and the youth will one day cherish these times more than any other. These will be the memories that stand out for them.

At the end of the evening, Don, Bubba and myself chatted about how these ARE the most important things in life. There is nothing better than being together at times like this, sharing food, laughter, and memories, with people who are comfortable to share of themselves… to tease, to laugh and to most of all LOVE.

One of the reasons I blog is so that I can share my feelings but also to record these moments for future enJOYment for my offspring and for whoever happens upon them. I hope they will be inspired and will use my sharing and writing to inspire them to have more JOY in their life and to spread more JOY in the world. It always starts around your own kitchen table first. 🙂

Turkey Rock my daughter Sivanna painted. I just LOVE it! #JOY